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Conducting Experiments PSY 250
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Recruitment Internet Clinicaltrials.gov Cancer.gov Newspaper Radio Telephone (random digit dialing) Fliers Doctors’ offices, community centers, gyms Word of mouth
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Manipulations Straightforward manipulations = the stimuli that are presented to participants are varied Loftus & Palmer (1974) Looked at the effect of question phrasing/word choice on memory Experiment 1 Varied verb in the question, then asked to give judgment of speed Experiment 2 Varied the question, then asked whether they
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Loftus & Palmer (1974)
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Manipulations Staged manipulations = participants experience staged situations and events Confederates = other individuals who are actors in manpultion (may appear to be another participant) Asch Experiment
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Cohen et al (1996) Aimed to investigate whether likelihood of aggressive or hostile behavior was greater for individuals who came from a “culture of honor” Compared American college students from the Northern and Southern U.S.
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  • Fall '08
  • QUINTON,WJ
  • researcher, Positron emission tomography, Magnetic resonance imaging, Clinical trial, placebo, Placebo Design

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